Friday, 23 December 2011

Week in review

Hello, glad you could join us for the Wikiprogress week in review - a handful of headlines that have caught our eyes over the last week. You can find all news articles and blog posts on the progress community in the Wikiprogress Community Portal    

On North Korea
10 Facts about North Korea (Guardian 20.12.2011)
With the death of Kim Jong-il, leader of one of the world’s most secretive states, the Guardian has gathered information about life in North Korea. Figures detailed in the blog are on population, corruption, capital punishment, military strength, nuclear capacity, poverty, peace, emissions and football.
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On Twitternomics
A team of Scientists from the University of Vermont have spent the last three years gathering over 46 billion words from more than 63million Tweeters in an attempt to map happiness.
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On the Big Mac Index
Country comparisons, to go (The Economist 22.12.2011)
The Economist is showcasing a beefed-up version of their Big Mac Index as part of their Daily Chart Advent Calendar. The index finds that based on market exchange rates, a burger is 44% cheaper in China than in America.
See more and contribute to the Wikiprogress article on purchasing-power parity 

On gender equality and globalisation
Globalisation: has it helped or hurt women (Huffington Post 16.12.2011)
Marcelo Giugale, the World Bank’s Director of Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Programs for Africa, looks back over the last thirty years and questions whether the free movement of people, money goods and ideas has helped or hindered gender equality.
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In the Spotlight: Season’s Greetings
Wishing you all the very best for the festive season and we look forward to another year of progress with you in 2012 – Wikiprogress Team

The next Week in Review will be posted in 2012; until then stay up to date via our twitter @Wikiprogress and our Facebook page

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